Theatre and Art

Julie Edwards

Department Chair

Contact: (318) 759-2316

Broadcast, Tech Theatre I and II, Fine Arts Survey, Speech, Tech Team Leader

My name is Julie Edwards and, yes, I am a Parkway graduate, class of 76. I've been teaching at PHS since 1984. I consider this home. I have a beautiful daughter, Ms. Phillips, who teaches across the hall from me. I am very blessed. I also have a grand puppy, Allie (her own instagram is allie_the_aussie) and a cute little mini sheltie, Kelly Kelly. I received my Masters Degree from Northeast La. University in 1984. Along my path, I also went to Centenary, BPCC, and La. Tech. While at PHS, I have written and received many grants, either for the KPAW class or equipment for the Theatre. I am the director of the play "Beyond the Grave" since 2000 at Word of Life Center. I am also the lighting designer for Emmett Hook Center which is located at the First United Methodist Church downtown and the lighting designer for Shreveport Little Theatre. I love to be spontaneous and have fun. I have created the curriculum for Tech Theatre I/II and Broadcasting classes. I hope this gives you some insight on me! I LOVE sharks, Harry Potter, Disney and Universal! Can't wait to have you in class.
Mrs. Julie "Jedi" Edwards

Gretchen Phillips

Contact: (318) 759-2328

Theatre I, Technical Theatre I, Fine Arts Survey, Prom Coordinator Hello! I am Gretchen Phillips and I am very excited to have you in my class this year. I began teaching at Parkway High School in 2014 and I teach Theatre and Tech Theatre I. I was born and raised a SOBO community member and I am Parkway alumni, class of '09. I attended Bossier Parish Community College and received my Associate's Degree in 2011. I then went on to Louisiana State University in Shreveport to receive my Bachelor's Degree in 2013. I started working at Parkway January 2014. I enjoy going to the theatre, reading, and taking trips. I also have a slight obsession with Harry Potter and the Backstreet Boys. Let's have a great year together!- Phillips

Martha Claire Lepore

Contact: (318) 759- 2310

Art 1, Speech and Debate Team

Hey there! My name is Martha Claire Lepore. I graduated from Parkway myself in 2009. I am a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where I also earned a Master's degree. I am the speech and debate coach, as well as an Art 1, 2, 3, 4 and AP teacher. I hope whether I meet in you in art or speech and debate that we have a great time!

Stephenie Marze

Contact: (318) 759-2312

Hello Everyone! My name is Stephenie Marze and I teach Art 1. at Parkway. I am also a sponsor for the junior class. I actually attended South Bossier Schools as a student. I went to Sun City, Curtis, Elm Grove, and Parkway. I received my degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. This year is my 19th year to teach, and I still love what I do! I have been married to my husband, Daniel, for 18 years. Daniel is a Shreveport Firefighter/Paramedic. We both enjoy working in careers that impact and make a positive difference in our community. We are blessed with two handsome boys, Hagen and Garrison. We also have one furry baby, Bella. I am looking forward to a SUPER YEAR with all of my classes!

~Mrs. Marze